Process water and wastewater treatment

Activated carbon is used for additional treatment and the removal of any dissolved organic substances, including organic nitrogen, phenols, alcohols, ethers, ketones, petroleum products, amines, surfactants, organic dyes, and chloramines that may be present in water.

Some biological treatment systems use activated carbon powder, which is used at the aeration stage to boost the concentration of the nutrient medium so that bacteria can transform organics to biomass with CO2 separation at a faster rate.